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9XM's Bade-Chote weaves its magic on the web

Team-up with Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan for an exciting game - ‘Be a Star Paparazzi’ Launch ‘Can You Think Like Chote’ - an exclusive Comic strip contest on Facebook.

exchange4media Staff Oct 26, 2010 8:55 AM

PepsiCo elevates Sanjeev Chadha as Head, Middle East & Africa; Manu Anand returns as Chairman of PepsiCo India Region

PepsiCo has announced Sanjeev Chadha, Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo’s India Region, taking over as PepsiCo’s Head for the Middle East & Africa, with effect from 01 January 2011. In the main while, Manu Anand will succeed Chadha as Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India Region. The cola major has also appointed Varun Berry, as CEO of PepsiCo’s Foods business in India.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Oct 26, 2010 8:53 AM

Essar Hypermart signs Ignitee, Digital Solutions as its, online communication partner

Essar Hypermart, India’s first steel retail chain, has signed Ignitee Digital Solutions as its official online creative and media agency. Ignitee will be working towards developing an engaging and sustained presence for the brand using the online medium.

exchange4media Staff Oct 26, 2010 8:51 AM

Ravi Joshi joins as Resident Editor of DNA Bangalore

Ravi Joshi has joined DNA Bangalore as its Resident Editor. Joshi moves from The New Indian Express where he was the Deputy Resident Editor based in Bangalore.

Tuhina Anand Oct 26, 2010 8:49 AM

Face2Face: Dabur signs Ravi Kishan to promote Dabur Chyawanprash in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

Dabur has recently signed on actor Ravi Kishan to promote their brand Dabur Chyawanprash in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The actor will promote the brand through on-ground activities amongst the target audiences at these states.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Oct 26, 2010 8:48 AM

RetailME re-launched as 'Images Retail ME'

‘RetailME’ has been re-launched in October 2010, and has been rebranded as ‘Images Retail ME’. This first issue of Images RetailME was published in September 2010, and was distributed through various distribution channels. The magazine was originally launched in July 2004.

Akash Raha Oct 26, 2010 8:45 AM

Face2Face: Encompass Events manages Nokia N8 smartphone launch

Nokia launched its latest entertainment smartphone, N8 at a launch event in Mumbai on October 12.. The event was webcast live in Delhi and Bengaluru simultaneously for the press.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Oct 26, 2010 8:44 AM

'Swabhiman Times' launches in Delhi-NCR market

Hindi newspaper market in Delhi-NCR is heating up with the back to back fresh launches. Now Big Broadcasting & Multimedia Corporation Ltd, a 360 degree media company, has launched a Hindi daily newspaper Swabhiman Times. Initially, the newspaper will target East Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad markets. The Editor-in-Chief and COO of the newspaper is Ajay Kumar.

Nitin Pandey Oct 26, 2010 8:42 AM

DB reports strong advertising growth; profits rise by 25 per cent

DB Corp posted a good performance in its second quarter financial results for the current fiscal year. The company that owns newspapers Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar and Saurashtra Samachar reported consolidated total revenues of Rs 3010 million, a 14.8 per cent increase compared to the corresponding quarter last year and consolidated PAT of Rs 551 million from Rs 440 million, up by 25 per cent in Q2 YOY.

Dipali Banka Oct 26, 2010 8:40 AM

Greenlam appoints ZenithOptimedia and McCann Erickson for its media & creative biz

Greenlam, the flagship laminate brand for Greenply Industries, has appointed ZenithOptimedia as its media planning and buying agency, and McCann Erickson as it creative agency.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Oct 26, 2010 8:38 AM

Unilever partners with Yahoo for 'Tandem Ads'

Hindustan Unilever has continued with its digital experiments, and the latest to come from the corporate major is the concept of 'Tandem Ads'. HUL has partnered with Yahoo! for this initiative. As per data shared by the Yahoo! officials, the activity has recorded 1.6 million women users online, in 15 days.

Preeti Hoon Oct 26, 2010 8:37 AM

Magazine publishers-owned 'Engagement Study' - will it click with advertisers?

The Association of Indian Magazine (AIM) recently announced its decision to launch an 'Engagement Study' that would bridge the gap ailing the current measurement system, particularly for magazine readership. Will advertisers and media agencies buy into this initiative? exchange4media finds out...

Akash Raha Oct 26, 2010 8:36 AM

<b>Raghav Bahl</b>, Managing Director, Network 18 Group

I come from the world of doing things, I come from the world of trying to build companies out. And I think at this stage of the game it is too early for people to believe that India has lost. The flipside of the coin is that India has to work much harder to bridge this gap which has opened up. A huge gap has opened up, we can't deny that. China is four times India's size Having said that the institutional strength of India is extremely strong as well, the entrepreneurial strength of India is extremely strong as well. Where India lacks and virtually languishes frankly, is in the ability of Indian state to become entrepreneurial and take risks.

exchange4media Staff Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>MEL VARLEY</b>, Chief Strategy Officer, Global at Mediaedge:cia

"Two things stand out. Content is already quite fluid and there is a culture of creativity and ideas which might not exist everywhere else. So you would think that USA is idea centric but it is not. Often with big countries, implementation becomes so important that strategy becomes less important. India and China to a certain extent are exceptions. The other opportunity here is the database because there is a lot of data and a lot of information and we have been talking about how we can address this as a business."

exchange4media Staff Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>Jessie Paul </b>, Managing Director, Paul Writer Strategic Advisory

Marketing and sales are often confused. In India, the terms are used interchangeably, perhaps because of the fact that we've had a very controlled economy and a vast pool of low-cost educated people. India has always had a big emphasis on the feet-on-street model of sales. Marketing is required when you want to do 'pull', or want other benefits like a brand premium or loyalty.

exchange4media Staff Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>Rasina Uberoi</b>, Vice President, Media Transasia Thailand Ltd.

<p align=justify> We planned to make a Globalocal magazine out of the already existing product. Here we took the Global title and enmeshed the global and local content. Hereby, a perfect match for advertisers and readers was created. We look for the leading magazine in its segment in a particular country and import it over to one of our markets in Asia. The strategy has worked. Each of the magazines imported to Thailand and India are leaders in their respective categories, command high average ad rates and a higher cover price than their competitors. </p>

exchange4media Staff Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM

<b>Manajit Ghoshal</b>, MD and CEO, Mid Day Infomedia Ltd

When the international newspapers switched to compact format there was still some time. If now, someone wants to carry a newspaper, one can do it on an iPad, rather than physically. I don't know how much time the Indian players have to switch, but I think they are late on this front. I don't think there is anymore time left for broadsheets to switch to compact...

exchange4media Staff Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM